Scottish League One
Forfar1Ayr3

Forfar Athletic 1-3 Ayr United

Jon-Paul McGovern scores a penalty for Ayr United against Forfar Athletic
Jon-Paul McGovern's penalty equaliser was a turning point in Ayr's win

Ayr United sealed Scottish League One safety and finally ended Forfar Athletic's title hopes with victory at Station Park.

Forfar started the day level on points with leaders Greenock Morton and went ahead, Dale Hilson winning and converting a penalty.

Ayr levelled with a spot-kick of their own, Jon-Paul McGovern scoring, and Forfar's Michael Dunlop was sent off.

Jordan Preston headed Ayr in front and Alan Forrest's got their third.

And while Ian McCall's Ayr finished eighth in the division, Forfar have to settle for third and a promotion play-off semi-final against league runners-up Stranraer.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2DunlopBooked at 37mins
  • 4MalcolmBooked at 63mins
  • 5Dods
  • 3TravisBooked at 81mins
  • 7DenholmSubstituted forHayat 73'minutes
  • 8Fotheringham
  • 6Malin
  • 10SwankieBooked at 90mins
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 11HilsonSubstituted forKaderat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Husband
  • 14Kader
  • 15Dale
  • 16Hay
  • 17Smith
  • 18Kennedy
  • 21King

Ayr

  • 1HuttonBooked at 7mins
  • 2DevlinBooked at 60mins
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McKenna
  • 3Blakeman
  • 7GilmourSubstituted forMurrayat 77'minutes
  • 8CrawfordBooked at 27mins
  • 6McGovern
  • 11RobertsonSubstituted forCampbellat 73'minutes
  • 9Preston
  • 10ForrestSubstituted forBeattieat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Beattie
  • 14Donald
  • 15Murray
  • 16Neill
  • 17Nisbet
  • 18Campbell
  • 19Newman
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
1,916

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Ayr United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Ayr United 3.

Booking

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Craig Beattie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic).

Foul by Martyn Campbell (Ayr United).

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Scott McKenna.

Attempt blocked. Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Adam Blakeman.

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jordan Preston (Ayr United).

Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Robbie Crawford (Ayr United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Scott McKenna (Ayr United).

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Omar Kader.

Foul by Craig Murray (Ayr United).

Kerr Hay (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Murray replaces Brian Gilmour.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

Attempt saved. Martyn Campbell (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic).

Craig Beattie (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Beattie replaces Alan Forrest.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Hutton.

Attempt saved. Kerr Hay (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Martyn Campbell replaces David Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Kerr Hay replaces Danny Denholm.

Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Adam Blakeman (Ayr United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Adam Blakeman (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Craig Smith replaces Chris Templeman.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Dale Hilson.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Ayr United 3. Alan Forrest (Ayr United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Preston.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morton362231165402569
2Stranraer36207959382167
3Forfar362061059411866
4Brechin361514758461259
5Airdrieonians3616101053391458
6Peterhead36149135154-351
7Dunfermline36139144648-248
8Ayr3697204560-1534
9Stenhousemuir3685234263-2129
10Stirling3648243584-4920
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